Published on Friday, 28 December 2012 11:49
Clearing process of Yatanartheinkha bridge debris seen in December 23
Plans are underway to conduct a seismological survey on the Sagaing fault in northwest Myanmar.
Dr Myat Myat Ohn Khin of the Ministry of Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement said the survey will be done in Bago, Toungoo and Sagaing. In recent years, the number of people living in these areas has risen and after risk analysis, authorities decided to conduct tests.
Earthquakes in Myanmar are known to cause the most damage because the people living in the earthquake zones lack the knowledge, authorities said.
The Meteorology and Hydrology Department of Myanmar, in collaboration with Asian Disaster Preparedness Centre, will be launching earthquake risk awareness programmes. The Ministry of Construction and Myanmar Engineering Society are also drafting the construction standards for structures.
Of earthquakes that hit the country, Bago, Yangon and Bagan have been some of the worst hit.
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